The molars in the back of your mouth are typically used to do a significant amount of chewing and grinding the foods you eat. Some people have deep textures on the biting surfaces of these teeth. For these individuals, food residue and bacterial plaque can become trapped in these areas despite their best brushing efforts.
Without some form of prevention or mitigation, this area could foster large cavities. To effectively treat and repair cavities this large, Dr. Milan Sata might recommend having dental sealants applied to the biting surfaces. Dr. Milan Sata can often do this at the end of your regular dental checkup at Milan Sata DDS.
Dr. Milan Sata will carefully paint a dental-grade resin onto the biting surfaces of your molars. Then, he will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the sealants onto your teeth.
You can expect the dental sealants to protect the biting surfaces of the tooth enamel for many years. Even with this added protection, you will still need to brush and floss your back teeth to maintain the health of the surfaces that are not protected by dental sealants.
If you live in Flint, Michigan, area and you are concerned about the health of your molars and premolars, you should call 810-694-0200 to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Milan Sata.